PFT: League will not vacate Saints SB win

Mike Florio has clarified with sources that any penalties the Saints will face for their bounty program will not include shipping the Lombardi to Indianapolis:

But we can officially end any such discussion.  The potential consequences for the violation, we’re told, will be limited to those expressly identified in the league’s press release of March 2:  fines, suspensions, and forfeiture of draft picks.

Vacating games or taking away titles isn’t on the table.  The Saints will have to write a large check to the league, and the Saints will be prevented from writing a name on a card during one or more rounds of the 2012 (and maybe 2013) draft.  That’s it.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.